DUSTIN GILLELAND


BRANDING + WEB + LOGOS + ART + RESUMÉ + EMAIL



QUALIFICATIONS

• More than 15 years experience with agency, corporate and small business creative design and project management

• Demonstrated ability to build relationships with diverse clients and manage expectations

• Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities while managing several projects

• Expert understanding of prepress and post-production processes in offset and large format printing

• Advanced knowledge of file preparation and press check processes

• Web design and interactive campaign management

• Social media implementation

  1. Supervise creative staff and freelancers

  2. Expert knowledge of Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and MS Office Suite


WORK HISTORY


Forward Designs Group, LLC. – Owner/Creative Project Manager/Sr. Graphic Designer - Decatur, GA (July 2007 - Present)

• Oversee artistic development of concepts, designs, mechanical artwork and production materials for all projects

• Create branding and marketing design for print collateral and websites

• Manage multiple cross platform campaigns

• Perform copyrighting, proofreading, photo manipulation, final file preparation and press checks

• Manage web development process

• Manage and provide creative direction to freelance talent

• Cultivate and maintain vendor and client relationships

• Review and optimize business practices, sales techniques and budgets


SEIU – Sr. Production Coordinator - Washington, DC (Contract Position from January 2011 - March 2011)

• Liaison for communications managers to successfully direct print media projects for seven Miami area hospitals and campaign teams

• Off-site management of creative design and print production for union implementation campaign

• Maintained brand consistency in fast-paced work environment

• Developed relationships with offset, large format and promotional print agencies


Color Reflections – Sr. Graphic Designer and Production Artist  - Atlanta, GA (Contract Position from October 2010 - April 2011)

• Prepared design files for large format print production

• Designed 3D displays and POS for clients

• Clients included Delta, Coca-Cola, Atlanta Braves, University of Miami


Heidelberg USA – Creative Services Manager - Kennesaw, GA (Contract Position from January 2009 - June 2009)

• Consulted, developed and maintained a consistency of branding and design for all marketing materials developed for print and digital

• Supervised and evaluated creative staff

• Served as quality control by proofreading and maintaining brand consistency among all projects

• Implemented branding and communication strategies

• Worked closely with all internal departments to manage and execute a variety of graphic design projects

• Developed working relationships with outside vendors


Stampede Digital – Production Manager / Sr. Designer / Sales - Alpharetta, GA (February 2005 - October 2006)

•Managed and designed large format projects from conception to completion

• Installed interior/exterior graphics and signage for POP, exhibitions and tradeshows

•Promoted company growth by developing relationships with potential and existing clients and vendors

•Managed creative staff, project workflow, production and inventory

•Prepared estimates for projects and performed installations

•Responsible for the creation and implementation of company identity across multiple platforms of media (print and web)


Athens Banner-Herald – Sr. Marketing Designer - Athens, GA (October 2002 - January 2005)

•Designed all materials related to the marketing strategies of the newspaper’s internal and external projects
including: logos, fliers, ads, marketing kits, rackcards, billboards, banners, promotional items, brochures, web banners

  1. Conceptual development for advertising campaigns of the Athens-Banner Herald to the public and potential advertisers

  2. Supervised design staff in the Marketing Department and Eco Latino Magazine

  3. Directed photoshoots


ABC Printing – Graphic Designer / Pre-press Technician - Athens, GA (February 2001 - May 2002)

•Designed and prepared all in-house and client offset print projects

•Pre-flighted, stripped film, made plates and press checked projects for the Heidelberg Press

•Ordered department supplies and handle related equipment issues

•Managed archives and servers


Blue Sky Agency – Sr. Production Artist - Atlanta, GA(June 2000 - February 2001)

• Performed pre-production quality assurance of graphics and electronic formatting for client print collateral

•Performed final check-off on all print jobs and performed press checks

•Assisted ad representatives and graphic designers by building mechanicals, rescaling ads for various, mediums, scanning,

building comps, mounting ads for presentations and archiving all completed work

•Clients included: TBS, The Weather Channel, CNN, Atlanta Hawks, Thrashers, Braves, and Headhunter.com


TR Digital Production – Large Format Department Manager - Atlanta, GA (September 1997 - December 1999)

•Managed large format department through supervision of personnel, scheduling all required maintenance of printers and

related equipment, ordering all parts and department supplies, scheduled in-house work-flow and employee work schedules

•Performed prepress and color management of proofing devices

•Designed, prepared, printed and assemble presentations for clients and internal company projects


EDUCATION

University of Georgia – Athens, GA; Bachelor of Arts, Lamar Dodd School of Art

Studies included painting, drawing, photography, graphic design and psychology